AIDA, the Australian Interior Design Awards is Australia's most recognised interior design award that is backed by the Design Institute of Australia (DIA). Every year it brings us a selection of outstanding and innovative design, most of which go on to set the years trends in design.
A premier award goes to the overall best design whilst also covering categories of Sustainable Advancement, Interior Impact, Emerging Practice, Retail, Workplace, Hospitality, Public, Residential, Residential Decoration, Installation and Best International Design.
To showcase some of the incredible applications, we have taken our top 5 pick of both Residential and some Hospitality Design on the shortlist this year (in no particular order). Its interesting to draw the links between hospitality and residential design here. Winners are to be announced on the 15th of May.
1. PLANCHONELLA HOUSE
Designer: Jesse Bennett Architecture
Photography: Sean Fennessy
Situated within the lush rain forests in Queensland, the main concept was to create a home that enriches daily life. A sense of playfulness and discovery is seen throughout unexpected entrances to rooms, colourful furnishings and use of raw and natural materials.
2. ALFRED STREET RESIDENCE
Photography: Shannon McGrath
A Victorian Home was transformed into a fluid experience. Rather than adding an additional extension onto the rear of the home, studiofour instead added two courtyards in which a new living and kitchen could extend into. This Alfred Street home is a fine example of contemporary design within Australia.
3. MALVERN HOUSE
Designer: Robson Rak Architects
Photography: Lisa Cohen
A renovated Victorian residence was transformed into a smart house with fully automated technology. A palette of warm textured materials contrast the home's technological systems.
TREND WATCH: Brick is back.
4. BONDI'S BEST
Photography: Damian Bennett
The brain child of Joel Best, this sustainable seafood restaurant presents a new & exciting take on seafood. A range of materials such as glistening mosaics, inky paint textures and rope reflect life on the sea. Exceptional lighting & gold details showcase the high quality workmanship, all a prerequisite for the culinary expertise of the kitchen.
TREND WATCH: Retro tiles, textured & inky paint finishes.
5. THE BUTLER
Location: Potts Point, Sydney
Designer: Luchetti Krelle
Photography: Michael Wee
There would have been no questions asked after the success of the SoCal establishment (Neutral Bay) that designers Luchetti Krelle would again be asked by owners Hamish Watts & Ben Carroll to design 'The Butler'. The restaurant features a contemporary take on French Colonial style. An open air rooftop terrace, wicker chairs, leather & botanical wallpaper set the stage for culinary excellence.
TREND WATCH: Continuing wicker pieces, French Colonial, Retro Tiles.
To have a look at the all the applications, visit www.australianinteriordesignawards.com.au.